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Naturwissenschaften

, Volume 85, Issue 5, pp 203–218 | Cite as

Atomic Bose-Einstein Condensates: A Model for Macroscopic Quantum Systems

  • D. Meschede
  • V. Gomer
  • H. Monien
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Abstract

A novel type of macroscopic quantum system has recently become available through the experimental realization of Bose condensates from neutral atoms. We review experimental results and the elementary quantum mechanical approach and outline advanced theoretical concepts regarding finite size, potentials, dimensionality, and interactions.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Meschede
    • 1
  • V. Gomer
    • 1
  • H. Monien
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für Angewandte Physik, Universität Bonn, Wegelerstrasse 8, D-53115 Bonn DE
  2. 2.Physikalisches Institut, Universität Bonn, Nussallee 12, D-53115 Bonn DE

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